Restoration and Management of Mangrove Systems: A Lesson for and from the East African Region

Kairo, J.G., F. Dahdouh-Guebas, J. Bosire and N. Koedam

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This paper outlines the activities of mangrove restoration and management around the world with particular emphasis on Eastern Africa. As noted here, extensive research has been carried out on the ecology, structure and functioning of the mangrove ecosystem. However, the findings have not been interpreted in a management framework, thus mangrove forests around the world continue to be over-exploited, converted to aquaculture ponds, and polluted. We strongly argue that links between research and sustainable management of mangrove ecosystems should be established.

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Peer-reviewed Article

South African Journal of Science